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CHEAP LA Breakfast/Brunch Buffets?

I was recently in Las Vegas and we did the $15 brunch buffet thing everyday. Now that I'm back home in LA, I can't find a breakfast buffet anywhere for under $50! I am sure that those pricy ones are delicious, but I really just want the basics (eggs, waffles, pancakes, etc) and was hoping there might be some more affordable options for those of us that can't afford to spend that much on a meal. Something under or around $20-$25 on weekends would be wonderful, but better than Souplantation and preferably not a chain. Thanks!!

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  1. You can take $5 off of their weekend brunch price if you are seated by (I think it is) 9:30AM at Shangai Red's in the Marina. Their regular weekend Saturday buffet brunch is $32.95 for adults.

    http://www.shanghairedsrestaurant.com...

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    1. re: Servorg

      Oh that looks cool! Definitely will try there. Thanks!

      1. re: alexisr

        One other possibility. The Double Tree http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hote... in Santa Monica has a breakfast buffet that is open to non-guests as well and is $18.95 for the AYCE option.

        1. re: Servorg

          Wow perfect! That's pretty near me so I'll definitely be going there soon! Thanks, this is awesome.

    2. Gosh, mostly, I am not sure you can get what you want in LA, at that cost, and not have it be a chain.

      Acapulco (and probably El Torito as they are the same company) have Sunday brunch for about $17 per adult.

      I don't know there you live, but in SGV, a decent option (never been but have heard of it) is Almansor Court for their sunday brunch. Adults $25 per person but they often post coupons.

      http://almansorcourt.com

      And plus, with your price point, you could just go to a decent place, order breakfast, add two different sides, and be happy. I hope! : )

      Good luck and keep us all updated!

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      1. re: happybaker

        Alamansor Court looks good! $25 isn't bad!

        I definitely usually just do the order breakfast and some sides thing and it's yummy, but I like sampling lots of things, it's fun and I hadn't done that since I was a kid in San Diego really! I thought if Vegas and San Diego both have so many buffet breakfasts, surely LA does too! And judging by how many options are on this thread, we do! :)

      2. I'm no expert, but I believe the buffets are loss leaders for most of the Vegas casinos, so you're not going to find anything with that sort of price to quantity and/or quality ratio here in LA. The restaurant couldn't survive. Having said that, I've heard the Universal City Hilton has a relatively reasonably priced brunch buffet, but I can't vouch for it.

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        1. re: cookie monster

          Hmm, yeah they could be loss leaders, some of them anyway! However, there are so many dinner buffets in LA that aren't unreasonably priced, so I figured, why not breakfast ones too?

          I'll check out the Universal City Hilton! Thanks :)

        2. Burger Continental in Pasadena has an AYCE breakfast buffet Friday and Saturday 7:30am-11:00am for only $5.99.

          I know this place gets some bad reviews but I had this breakfast buffet about 6 months ago and thought it was quite good.

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          1. re: Sam D.

            Huh - never heard of them. Fun find!

            And their Sunday Brunch looks huge, with fresh waffles, omelet station, shrimp etc., and is only $20. And it includes coffee.

            http://www.burgercontinentalpasadena....

            1. re: Sam D.

              Wow! Gotta love that price point. I'll check it out! Thanks!

            2. One other thought. You might check out one of the Korean AYCE places like Road to Seoul and see if you enjoy it. The price will be closer to what you are looking for and if you like meat you'll certainly be in the right place.

              See here for CH review: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/623716

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              1. re: Servorg

                That's a good idea! I'm a vegetarian though but I always find great veg food at Korean BBQ. I find it's a lot easier to go with a group though as a veg so I can eat all their extra veggies :) Thanks!